Product Type: Galt baby toys
Newest Review: ... playing with it for a couple of months. When we got it out again it was a different story altogether. She thought it was hilarious and ... more
Giggles all around.....eventually! !
Galt Frog in a Box
Member Name: pootlegirl
Galt Frog in a Box
Advantages: You will all be in fits of giggles!
Disadvantages: Very little ones will need an older sibling/adult to help them reset the platform.
We bought this toy almost 3 years ago for my daughters first Christmas. She was 7 months old at the time and we thought she would absolutely love it! As she lifted the lid we waited with baited breath for the fit of giggles all the reviews had assured us would be inevitable.....but we got nothing. She didn't even flinch! We put the frog back in the box and lifted it again. The frog lept out, and once again my daughter had no reaction at all.
All in all it was a big disappointment.....initially. As she was so unimpressed with it we didn't bother playing with it for a couple of months. When we got it out again it was a different story altogether. She thought it was hilarious and it soon became one of her favourite toys. All manner of things were put inside to jump out and the frog itself soon became one of the toys she liked to take to bed with her.
I think in her case the manufacturers recommended age of 9 months was spot on!
We are now enjoying it a second time round with my son, who is now 10 months. He finds it even funnier than his sister did, and together they are in fits of giggles whilst playing with it. My son often gets so excited he pulls the frog out and waves it around before we've even had chance to shut the lid.
Three years on the toy still looks like new. The 'box' the frog jumps out of is a plastic cylinder covered with padded material. The lid is also plastic with a cotton cover designed to look like a lily pad. The petals of the lily pad are made of a crinkly material. If the lid is pushed too far back it comes off, but is easily attached again. The inner of the cylinder has to be pushed right down until it clicks in order for the frog to jump out, and this cannot be done until the lid has been pulled back far enough to allow the platform to be reset. This means that little ones are unable to play with it by themselves but will need help of an older sibling/adult.
The quality of the toy is fantastic, the frog itself is well made with a nice smiley face, a little bell inside its tummy and a squeaker in its head.
I have found that although this isn't a toy that a child will become engrossed in for any length of time (such as a shape sorter), it is a toy that they will return to frequently. It is also a fantastic instant distraction when a child is hurt or a tantrum is brewing! A word of warning though...children also like to experiment with putting different objects in which can be somewhat hazardous at times!
Summary: A fantastically well made toy that children will come back to again and again.